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Netflix Orders Anna Karenina Inspired Show To Series Starring Svetlana Khodchenkova

Netflix Orders Anna Karenina Inspired Show To Series Starring Svetlana Khodchenkova

Netflix has picked up its first ever Russian drama series with Anna K.

The Wrap reports that the streaming service has ordered Anna K to series, starring Svetlana Khodchenkova.

The show center on the literary character, Anna Karenina, from Leo Tolstoy‘s novel of the same name.

Anna is the wife of the soon-to-become governor of St. Petersburg, who enters a life-changing love affair with Vronsky, the dashing heir of an aluminum empire. Their affair quickly careens out of control, threatening the delicate balance of their familial bonds and social relationships.

Set between cosmopolitan Moscow, historic St. Petersburg, and Russia’s rugged countryside, the drama explores themes of passion and loyalty.

Roman Kantor and Maria Mikulina are writing the series with Valeriy Fedorovich, Evgeniy Nikishov, Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov and Roman lined up to direct.

Svetlana is best known for her roles in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and The Wolverine.

If you missed it, Netflix just announced the full cast for this upcoming series!

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